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are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >> reporter: the killer bombs likely contained less than two pounds of common black powder explosive, says one of the nations leading ied experts. even leaving the characteristic white smoke. bombs designed to spread terror and death with a lethal blast of metal shrapnel. >> looks like he was out to kill and maim. >> reporter: hold it right there. here we see windows blown out here, but the buildings themselves are intact. what does that tell us about what this bomber wanted to do? >> that he did not want to take down the building. that wasn't his main target. it was to disrupt the marathon and kill people in that immediate area. >> reporter: houston says this is classic ied design, the kill zone from the blast, one to two yards. according to the accounts from the bomb's site, powerful enough to knock a runner off his feet ten yards away. and topple another man on his couch from the third floor of the building next door, 20 yards away. >> it looks li
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" comes out tuesday. you can see a bonus song at jim jimmykimmellive.com. thanks for watching. "nightline" is next good night.n just a few second. >>> this is an abc news special report. hello and out to the rest of the country and the west coast i'm diana perez. >> major developments in boston. police and fbi descending on watertown where a suspect is in custody and reports that the suspect may in fact be tied to the boston bombing. that is the question and we are trying to get confirmation of that right now. but very promising developments and that is a quote from fbi sources that he talked with. >> we want to backtrack for a moment. if you are just joining us. late last night there was a shooting at m.i.t. the campus in boston and the result of that shooting was the death of one police officer on campus. after that there was a carjacking according to police and there were two suspects on the run. an incredible amount of police descending on watertown and cambridge searching for the suspects. we heard one of the suspects in the watertown situation had been apprehended and we were starti
expore tore jim three times larger than old space. enough to showcase 600 exhibit autos did they have new stuff? >> yes. >> i think they used to have like sports. >> there are 150 new exhibits. some showcase the beauty of the bay. and there is of a gallery that focuses on life sciences and biology. christina is the is the cure rateor. >> we're tinkerers and makers and scientists. and you know when you mix this together to give us this new building this is what you get. and it's been fantastic. >> there are speeches from movers and shakers including mayor ed lee. and dan ashley but the day belonged to the children of the bay area. like 11-year-old cooper. >> how long will it take to you get around? >> i don't know. i don't think i'll be able to see everything today. >> this is not just for kids, thursday nights they have adult only only night. it's open until 10:00 as sit on wednesday so there still time to get down here to enjoy the new exploratorium. live in san francisco, along the embarcadero, abc 7 news. >> thank you and i hope everyone will take time to go check it out. >> yes. still
36 hours and there's no antidote. abc's jim avila has the breaking news. >> hazmat suited inspectors gathered evidence linked to a letter addressed to the president of the united states, another to a mississippi senator, federal sources tell abc news they've arrested a suspect from tupelo, mississippi. a scare that stopped mail delivery on capitol hill this week. >> all staff and other personnel are directed to avoid this area until further notice. >> reporter: the fear, ricin. easily made from castor beans, by would-be bioterrorists. >> if you ingest enough, it could be very damaging and it could kill you. >> reporter: two letters, one to president obama, another two roger wicker, showed initial positive results in field tests. the letters never reached the white house or capital. >> the mail sent here is screened and the tests are taken at remote sites to mitigate the risks. >> the first was stopped then miles from its target to capitol hill. the second letter to the white house was intercepted six and a half miles away on a military base on the outskirts of d.c. a third post offic
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in and get out. at kathy and jim dougherty's house, several blocks away from the explosion, they came to broken glass and cracks in the ceiling authorities are allowing only some residents to see their homes. >> we're very, very fortunate. lot of people have lost everything. >> reporter: police closest to the worst damage were told overnight it could be another week before they get back in, they're still worried about broken gas pipes causing another deadly explosion. no one here wants to relive this. 14 people were killed. federal investigators are here. they still haven't shared what they think caused the plant to blow. the plant is several streets, several city blocks that way. workers there now, walls around the building are still crumbling and the fire there is still smoldering. they may have to live this way for months. for "good morning america," abc news, steve osunsami west, texas. >>> finally, the moscow circus, gave everyone a scare when he broke through his safety net, crashing to the floor, he got up with only a minor injury, take my word for it. it happened. >> thank you
in and get out. at kathy and jim doherty's house, several blocks away from the explosion, they came home to broken glass and cracks in the ceiling. >> i can't explain, i know i'll never hear anything that loud again. >> reporter: authorities are allowing only some residents to see their homes. >> we're very, very fortunate. lot of people have lost everything. >> reporter: people closest to the worst damage were told overnight it could be another week before they get back in, they're still worried about broken gas pipes or pipes connected to the plant, causing another deadly explosion. no one here wants to relive this. 14 people were killed. federal investigators are here. they still haven't shared what they think caused the plant to blow. homeowners they're letting in now, still live far away from the plant that exploded. it is several streets, several city blocks that way. workers there now say, walls around the building are still crumbling and the fire there is still smoldering. they may have to live this way for months. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, west, texas
30 victims who were missing a limb. abc's jim avila reports on how this tragedy unfolded. >> reporter: two hours after the winners crossed, 4:09 into the race, the amateur runners still filling boston's boylston street, two rapid-fire explosions at the finish line. >> something just blew up! [ explosion ] >> run! go! >> reporter: turning the cherished boston marathon into what one hospital official called a war zone. >> i crossed the 26-mile marker and i saw the first explosion happen. there was some commotion. i saw a fire and smoke. and i didn't know what it was. and then from about me to where that gentleman is standing over there, i literally saw the garbage barrel explode. i saw the flash, the fire, the smoke, and i just ran as fast as i could. >> reporter: cameras were rolling from many angles as the force of the blast actually knocks over at least within of the marathoners. look again. most of the injuries, though, suffered by spectators who came to celebrate the finish. >> a bomb went off. and it knocked me to the ground. and then, you know, everybody started running, panickin
's jim dickey has some answers. >> good morning, john, diana. tracking a cold front. pushing eastward, seeing soaking rainfall this morning across portions of the midwest. and snow in the ohio valley, and snow in the twin cities, into wisconsin. back on into denver. good news is the snow does wind down but not before many spots have picked up as much as 6 to 12 inches of snow, twin cities area up into canada. this is while we are seeing soaking rainfall here. many of the spots. river levels fall from record levels. flash flooding, major concern where the rain is falling. but all of the rain, all of the floodwater continues to filter down the mississippi. many spots southward still watching the rivers rise. widespread major flooding ongoing here through the week. john and diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. >>> to boston now where top officials have kicked off fund raidsing. efforts for the victims of the marathon bombing. >> that's right. the one fund boston has already gotten $1 million commitment from the john hancock insurance company. you can see the number one prominently on t
shrapnel designed to maim anyone standing by and jim avila has more. it's not hard to find out how to build one. >> reporter: it's not. investigators are learning more about the anatomy of the bombs and abc news confirming the common cooking appliance used in their construction was a midsize fager brand pressure cooker. unfortunately, the pot maker sells 50,000 a year of those in the united states. this is what remains of what investigators believe could be the crude but effective bomb used in boston. the american military knows them well. the pressure cooker bomb. homemade and designed to maim and kill. this video of military units detonating one in afghanistan posted on youtube. this one found on the internet from the streets of nepal. so common the department of defense handbook on spotting roadside bombs warns soldiers and marines to be on the lookout for that innocent pressure cooker and publications all over the internet teach the construction of a bomb made from mom's kitchen, why so popular? because pressure cookers seal so tightly and can be filled with nails and ball bearings and
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